Thursday, May24, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Jackson, MS

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5/20/2018 -- NOAA is having problems with the data feed that I use to draw the graphs. They are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. Sometimes changing the location by about a mile will give a correct graph. 3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.

Sunrise 5:55AMSunset 7:59PM Thursday May 24, 2018 8:36 PM CDT (01:36 UTC) Moonrise 2:24PMMoonset 2:10AM Illumination 77% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Jackson, MS
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Area Discussion for - Jackson, MS
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area forecast discussion... Updated
national weather service jackson ms
659 pm cdt Thu may 24 2018

Updated for 00z aviation discussion.

00z TAF discussion:
expecting isolated to scattered thunderstorms through the evening
hours to potentially affect ground operations and bring brief
MVFR ifr conditions to pib hbg jan hks gwo glh. Erratic and gusty
winds are also possible with any storms impacting on station. At
jan hks, anticipate consolidated thunderstorm outflow to switch
surface winds to out of the southeast by 01 utc and lasting
through approximately 03 utc. Most of the convection should
diminish late tonight although some lingering areas of isolated
storms cannot be ruled out. Late tonight MVFR flight cat
reductions (with potential for isolated and brief ifr
restrictions) will be possible around the region, particularly in
areas such as hbg pib (that received downpours today). Tomorrow,
winds will tend to be very light in variable, except around
scattered to numerous midday to afternoon showers and
thunderstorms. Bb

Friday night through Wednesday night A very wet long term forecast
is in store for the arklamiss. Convection will be ongoing across
the area Friday evening as abundant moisture combines with decent
lapse rates and upper level troughing across the area. Most of the
convection will dissipate during the evening hours, but some
showers storms could persist into the overnight. Little will
change on Saturday as 1.7-1.9 pwats continue over the area, and
this combines with decent mid level lapse rates. Expect diurnal
convection to form over much of the area once again, diminishing
during the evening hours. With all of the moisture and cloud
cover, expect high temperatures to top out in the mid upper 80s

As we progress through the weekend all eyes shift to the gulf as a
potential tropical system develops. There is still uncertainty as
for the development of this system, but NHC currently has a 90%
chance of formation over the next 5 days. The potential
development and movement of the system will dictate our weather
for Sunday through Tuesday. Both the gfs ECMWF are in decent
agreement that any potential system would begin to affect the area
on Monday. For now, will begin to mention the potential for heavy
rains flooding in graphicast and hwo beginning on Monday, as wpc
has increased rainfall amounts for these areas. 15
rest of today through tomorrow...

convection has been slow to develop this afternoon due to lingering
debris clouds from last night's storms that were slow to dissipate.

Nonetheless, convection is starting to increase across southern and
eastern portions of the area with a few showers and storms over
areas of the delta where gaps in the morning cloud cover were
present. Overall thinking hasn't changed much with convection
expected to continue to increase in coverage across at least the
south and east portions of the area with composite outflow boundary
interactions helping to generate new activity further northwest
towards the natchez trace corridor, however the northwest extent
remains uncertain as the environment has been slower to recover from
the morning clouds. Latest mesoanalysis still indicates the
potential for a few of these storms to become strong to possibly
severe with the main threat confined to wet microbursts and small
hail. In addition, pwats near 1.75" will support the threat for
locally heavy rainfall and isolated flash flooding due to weak flow
aloft. As we head into tonight, activity will begin to wane with the
loss of daytime heating, however a few showers and storms could
linger during the overnight hours. A weak shortwave trough will
encroach on the region overnight from the northwest and will provide
enough support to help keep these lingering showers around overnight.

For tomorrow, the presence of the aforementioned trough and
plentiful moisture will combine with daytime heating for another
round of showers and thunderstorms. Latest guidance is in good
agreement that showers and storms should get an earlier start with
showers possible as early as the early to mid morning hours with
coverage increasing through the late morning into the afternoon. As
has been the case this week, 3000-4000 j kg of SBCAPE and 6-6.5 c km
mid-level lapse rates will support a continued diurnal threat for a
few isolated wet microbursts and small hail in addition to locally
heavy rain. Due to the limited coverage will not mention the severe
or flash flooding threat in the hwo graphics. Greater cloud coverage
will keep high temperatures cooler with mid to upper 80s across the
area. Tw

Preliminary point temps pops
Jackson 70 86 69 87 52 55 38 56
meridian 68 88 68 87 49 55 43 65
vicksburg 70 88 70 89 29 53 29 48
hattiesburg 69 87 68 87 63 55 36 63
natchez 69 86 69 88 27 55 31 50
greenville 71 89 71 88 40 45 26 48
greenwood 70 87 70 88 40 53 29 47

Jan watches warnings advisories
Ms... None.

La... None.

Ar... None.

Tw 15 bb

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Jackson, Hawkins Field Airport, MS1 mi44 minNW 310.00 miFair82°F72°F72%1015.7 hPa
Jackson, Jackson International Airport, MS7 mi43 minSSE 810.00 miMostly Cloudy80°F71°F74%1016.2 hPa
JB Williams Airport, MS11 mi42 minN 07.00 miFair79°F75°F89%1016.6 hPa

Wind History from HKS (wind in knots)
Last 24hrE8CalmS5SW3SE4SE5CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmNE3CalmN4N33NW53NE4Calm3NW5NW4NW3
1 day agoSE4CalmS3S4S3CalmSE3S3CalmCalmE3CalmCalm35W5CalmS34SW4CalmCalmN3NE11
2 days agoN3CalmSE3CalmSE3S3SE3CalmCalmCalmCalmSE3CalmSW3CalmN4CalmN5N5S7SE3S7S6SE3

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